Saturday, August 30, 2008

Let there be light. . . and color

I left NYC last week at that perfect early time of morning. The cab took me up by the East River and as we approached the FDR, I saw beautiful, golden rays of light dancing through the buildings. As we reached the water's edge, the light played off of the trees and was echoed on the water. Breathtaking. See you soon fall.

It's catching, the Dewey Color System. Two of my favorite people have participated and blogged about their results. So of course I became curious. Want to delight in color? Yes. Want to find out something you maybe knew about yourself, but needed to reaffirm? Yes. Take the test, pick the colors, smile at the reminder of yourself.

Perhaps this is the most appropriate time to introduce my DCS results, it is in fact my second post on a blog that has been secured, but empty for almost a month now. Mmmmh, and what exactly does that say about me both an ardent creator of the written word and a somewhat creature of habit? We'll see what the next test may tell. For now, here's what Dewey and his multi-colored exam had to say:

You're an Entertainer
By paying close attention to everyone's emotions, you better understand yourself and others. Your exciting, concerned energy compels people to express themselves. When you hear how others feel, you clearly see their kindness, love, pain, and fear.

So, there I am. Hello. Looking forward to getting to know you, and me more.

I'll leave you with one of my favorite sights.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

For Like Ever

For Like Ever. One of my favorite phrases. Thank you very much to the super-cool foundry, village for putting that phrase on paper, making it a "larger, hopeful statement." For Like Ever, as told by village, is meant to signify the excitement and fear of a new beginning. Perfectly put, I think. New beginnings though filled with excitement are also wrought with fear and change. New beginnings show us exactly what we've got inside. With fall on the very near horizon, a move in the future and only the hope for tomorrow, I would say now is as good a time as any to begin my blog: view from the second floor.

View from the second floor is dedicated to the spot where I happily spend the majority of my time: the white haven (save one cut ruby floor-to-ceiling wall) that is my office. Looking out and over is one of my favorite pastimes. When I'm suffering writer's block, I find inspiration. When I'm restless, I find comfort. In what? In the street scape, the constant flow of people, and the occasional antic/fashion victim/familiar passerby/bank robbery. Oh, and I truly love the view.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention my dear sister, Kelli (also known as the best dancer) for it is she that For Like Ever belongs to. Sisters (thanks mom + dad) to roommates and best friends (thanks a to the k). Kelli just started off on her own new beginning in Boston. Taking with her, yep you guessed it, her very own For Like Ever print as a reminder. And a constant.

So, here's to new beginnings. To the excitement, fear, change, love, spontaneity, comfort, constants, restless desires and to the unknown. For like ever.